DEPARTMENT OF ART

Office: 221-225 Talbot
Phone: 448-4597
Professors: Cibelli, Donegan, Jahnke (Interim Head).
Associate Professors: Brown, Lillie, Pope, Rabalais, M. Williams.
Assistant Professors: Chancey, Grassman, Holsapple.

Mission

The Department of Art supports the university mission in offering individuals an opportunity to study the visual arts. It aims to provide quality studies in all visual media (photography, graphic design, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, and art history), to provide an environment in which students from the region can understand their personal place in the history of art, to provide the skills needed for both employment or continued studies in their area, and to provide a degree in visual arts, with concentrations in graphic art, studio art, art history, and art education (K-12).

The university awards the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in art to students who, in addition to satisfying the minimum requirements for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences, complete the art curriculum outline. Art majors are encouraged to consider a second area of emphasis while pursuing their course work at the 300-level or higher. Art majors and minors must earn a C or better in all ART courses.

The Department of Art also offers concentrations in art history, digital animation and motion, digital art, print and web, studio art (drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture or photography), and art education (K-12).

Accreditation

The art program is built upon a broad liberal arts foundation and preparation in studio disciplines required for careers in the visual arts and design. The Art program  is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Criteria for Completion

  • Students must successfully complete ART 496 and either 497 or 498.
  • Students with a concentration in graphic design, print and web, and animation must complete ART 457 and must participate in the graphics senior exhibition.
  • Students must successfully complete three evaluations with Department of Art faculty: a sophomore evaluation after completion of 30 hours of art courses, a senior evaluation during the semester before enrolling in ART 497 or 498 and a final evaluation at the end of ART 497 or 498.
  • Graduating seniors must reserve calendar dates for their degree exhibition in the gallery the semester prior to graduation. These evaluations will be conducted in accordance with set departmental schedules and with participation of the art faculty. Art majors must assume responsibility for requesting each of these evaluations in writing to the Art Department Head prior to mid-semester.
  • Graduating students must provide photographic evidence and/or copies as evidence of their senior capstone project for departmental files at their final evaluation.

Minors

A minor in art studio requires the completion of 24 hours in ART courses. The minor must include ART 201, 251, and 252, and 15 hours of ART electives with at least 6 hours in courses numbered 300 or above.

A minor in art history requires the completion of 24 credit hours in art history to include Art 280, 281, 282, 383, 392, 480 and an additional 6 credit hours of art history at the 300+ level. 3 credit hours of foreign language may be taken in place of one art history elective.

Transfer Students

It is suggested that transfer students submit portfolios or reproductions of their work to enable the faculty to determine student placement into art courses.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Art

  • Art History Concentration (ARTH)
  • Digital Animation and Motion Concentration (ARTM)
  • Digital Art Concentration (ARTD)
  • Print and Web Concentration (ARTW)
  • Studio Art Concentration (drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, or photography) (ARTO)
  • Art Education Concentration (K-12) (ARTE)
  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ART 201 3
1 ART 251 OCR 3
1 ART 252 3
1 ART 280 GER 3
1 ART 281 GER 3
1 ART 282 GER 3
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 MATH 101 or 117 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 ART 211 3
2 ART 221 3
2 ART 231 3
2 ART 240 3
2 ART 261 3
2 ART Elective 200-level or above 3
2 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective GER 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 Concentration Course GER 3
3 Concentration Course 3
3 Concentration Course  3
3 ART 383 3
3 Concentration Course 3
3 Computer Literacy Elective CLR 2
3 Concentration Course 3
3 Concentration Course 3
3 Concentration Course 3
3 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
3 Concentration Course GER 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 ART 496 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 Concentration Course 3
4 concentration Course GER 3
4 Concentration Hours 0 – 18
  TOTAL HOURS     120 – 138

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

Concentration in Art History (ARTH)

YR COURSE NO REQ HRS
2 ART 386 3
2 Social Science Elective GER 3
3 ART 301 or 302 3
3 ART 392 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 ART 480 3
3 ART 481 3
3 Social Science Elective GER 3
4 ART 482 3
4 ART 491 3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
4 ART Elective 400-level 3
4 ENGL 310, 366 or 368 GER 3
4 ART 498 3
TOTAL HOURS CONCENTRATION 48

Concentration in Digital Animation and Motion (ARTM)

YR COURSE NO REQ HRS
2 ART 301 3
2 Social Science Elective GER 3
3 ART 302 3
3 ART 357 3
3 ART 359 3
3 ART 374 3
3 ART 375 3
3 ART 376 3
3 Social Science Elective GER 3
4 ART 331 or 341 3
4 ART 477 3
4 ART 474 3
4 ART 457 3
4 ART 384, 386, 480, 481, or 482 3
4 ART 497 3
4 ENGL 310, 366 or 368 GER 3
TOTAL HOURS CONCENTRATION 48

Concentration in Digital Art (ARTD)

YR COURSE NO REQ HRS
2 ART 301 3
2 Social Science Elective GER 3
3 ART 302 3
3 ART 303 3
3 ART 331 or 341 3
3 ART 357 3
3 ART 359 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 Social Science Elective GER 3
4 ART 374 3
4 ART 376 3
4 ART 457 3
4 ART 477 3
4 ART 384, 386, 480, 481 or 482 3
4 ART 497 3
4 ENGL 310, 366 or 368 GER 3
TOTAL HOURS CONCENTRATION 48

Concentration in Print and Web (ARTW)

YR COURSE NO REQ HRS
2 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
2 Social Science Elective GER 3
2 ART 301 or 302 3
3 ART 350 3
3 ART 355 3
3 ART 357 3
3 ART 359 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 Social Science Elective GER 3
4 ART 451 3
4 ART 452 3
4 ART 455 3
4 ART 457 3
4 ART 384, 386, 480, 481 or 482 3
4 ART 497 3
4 ENGL 310, 366 or 368 GER 3
TOTAL HOURS CONCENTRATION 48

Concentration in Studio Art (ARTO)

YR COURSE NO REQ HRS
2 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
2 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
2 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
2 Social Science Elective GER 3
3 ART 301 or 302 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above
*Focus Area
3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above
*Focus Area
3
3 Social Science Elective GER 3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above
*Focus Area
3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
4 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
4 ART 384, 386, 480, 481 or 482 3
4 ART Elective 400-level
**Focus Area
3
4 ART Elective 400-level 3
4 ART 497 3
4 ENGL 310, 366 or 368 GER 3
TOTAL HOURS CONCENTRATION 48

*300+ Focus Area Courses

Drawing – 301 or 302, 303, 401
Painting – 311, 313, 303
Printmaking – 303, 325, 326, 327, 328
Ceramics – 331, 332, 333, 341
Sculpture – 331 (handbuilding), 341, 342, 343, 344, 345
Photography – 361, 362, 463

**400+ Focus Area Courses

Drawing – 402, 403
Painting – 411, 413, 416
Printmaking – 424, 425
Ceramics – 431, 432, 433
Sculpture – 441, 442, 444
Photography – 461, 462, 464

Concentration in Art Education (K-12) (ARTE)

YR COURSE NO  REQ  HRS
2 ART 301 or 302 3
2 PSYC 206 or 210   GER 3
3 ART 304 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 ART Elective 300-level or above 3
3 ART 384, 386, 480, 481 or 482 3
3 EDUC 309 3
3 EDUC 312 3
3 EDUC 313 3
3 EDUC 368 3
3 HIST 256 3
3 PSYC 311   GER 3
4 ART Elective 400-level 3
4 ART Elective 400-level 3
4 ART 497 or 498 3
4 EDUC 321 3
4 EDUC 467 9
4 ENGL 366   GER 3
TOTAL HOURS
CONCENTRATION
66

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